Steady decline in farm sector suicides from 2016 to 2019, NCRB data shows

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News: National Crime Record Bureau(NCRB) has released a report titled “Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India(ADSI)” for the year 2019.

Facts:

Key Highlights from the report:

  • Farm Suicides: The suicides in the agriculture sector have declined by 10% — from 11,379 in 2016 to 10,281 in 2019.
  • States wise: Maharashtra accounted for the highest share in suicides related to the farm sector in 2019 followed by Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Punjab.

Additional Facts:

  • NCRB: It is an attached office of the Ministry of Home Affairs.The agency is responsible for collecting and analysing crime data as defined by the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Special and Local Laws (SLL).